We all enjoyed a school day with a difference last Thursday when we set ourselves the challenge of working in school without using electricity for the day. All of the staff and children worked without light, heating or use of computers and instead we all worked by candlelight. We had a special visitor from Renewable Energy Systems in Kings Langley who explained how wind turbines generate energy and a photographer from The Watford Observer also dropped in.
The aim of this special event was to raise everyone’s awareness as to how much energy we use in our daily lives. Eco council are constantly encouraging the school to be more sustainable and this initiative supported our progress towards our silver award for the nationally recognised Eco Schools programme.
Well done to our Eco Council who played a large part in organising the day!
“It was cool working in the atmosphere of candle light! It made people more creative!” Max Year 6
“I enjoyed listening to our visitor in assembly. Next time I pass the wind turbines on the M25 I will know all about them!” Harrison Year 5
“It was interesting because it made me realise how much we rely on electricity in our lives.” Beth Year 6
“It was fun to have soup for lunch for a change!” Katy Year 6
“You start to realise how much energy you use in real life.” George Year 5
“It helped us to save money so we can buy new things for the school.” Zoe Year 4
“I enjoyed the assembly in the afternoon when we learnt what children had been doing.” Georgia Year 3
“I thought it was fun. I liked writing poems by candle light!” Layla Year 3“It helped us to save lots of electricity!” Nathan Year 4